City sponsored, exhibited and presented at Ecocity World Summit 2008 in San
Francisco, California, April 22-26. We received overwhelmingly positive
feedback from those in attendance. Over and over again, people approached
our table, each bearing an enthusiastic grin and offering a declaration of,
“I want to live in Bicycle City!” In addition to resounding excitement for
our idea, we attended lectures by some of the most acclaimed and
well-respected leaders in architecture, urban planning and design,
including Arcosanti’s Paolo Soleri, one of Bicycle City’s strongest
The conference’s speakers and attendees all share Bicycle City’s vision:
healthier, greener, more efficient communities. We heard the ideas of
Stephen Schneider, a Stanford University climatologist; Reid Ewing of the
Urban Land Institute; Brent Toderian, Vancouver’s director of planning;
Wulf Daseking, director of planning for the city of Freiburg, Germany;
Christopher Swan, inventor of solar rail; Liz Walker from the Ecovillage at
Ithaca; Richard Register of Ecocity Builders; and many, many more.
BicycleCity.com welcomed more than
50,000 visitors in April. Our link has been shown to Internet users more
than 17 million times through paid and regular search result listings.
Comments to our site continue to be thoughtful and inquisitive. Some
recent comments include:
- Congratulations! Awesome idea whose time has come. – Karoly F.
- The Earth deserves a city like this. Conscious humans deserve to live
in a city like this... I would love for my reality to exist in Bicycle
City; it would be my dream. – Stephen M.
- I have always dreamed of a city/village atmosphere where everyone
walked or rode bikes. What a beautiful thing to see so many others are
thinking alike. – Shelley U.
Visit BicycleCity.com and let us know what you think!
day, we receive a number of thought-provoking questions on our website.
While we are planning to address each question individually, there are
many that we think all of our readers might be interested in.
When will Bicycle City be a reality?
We hope to announce soon where we will start building the first Bicycle
City. Our team has found a few wonderful locations for our community, and
we are continuing to search nationwide. Of course, we’ll continue to
share details as they emerge through our newsletter, and we regularly
make updates to BicycleCity.com.
How will this work in the winter?
Almost anything can happen with a little creativity! Check out Kevin
snow plow. Also, just because our name is Bicycle City does not mean
our transportation options are limited to just bicycles. Plain
old-fashioned walking or even snow-shoeing will be great for getting
people around when the weather prevents safe cycling.
What will the homes in Bicycle City be like?
We plan to have an eclectic mix of single-family homes, artist lofts,
condos, townhouses and apartments in Bicycle City within a compact
design. We plan to institute guidelines requiring green home
construction, and our homes will conserve energy and water and integrate
recycled materials wherever possible. Just as we hope our community will
serve as a model for future developments, our houses will also reflect
the broad scope of possibilities in green building.
What questions do you have?
An eco-friendly place to live, work and play.
Designed for people, animals and the earth.